At Wellesley, Hillary Clinton fans and friends are ‘forever Blue’

Wendy Salz and her daughter, Wellesley College senior Moira Johnston, wept while watching the results Tuesday at the college’s Dorothy Town Field House. Salz also attended Wellesley.
Wendy Salz and her daughter, Wellesley College senior Moira Johnston, wept while watching the results Tuesday at the college’s Dorothy Town Field House. Salz also attended Wellesley. –Globe Staff/Craig F. Walker

Election night watchers at Wellesley College alternated between joyous applause and nervous chatter, praying into the late evening for Hillary Clinton to pull off what seemed like an improbable presidential win.

As a massive TV screen inside the college’s gym showed Clinton with a victory in Colorado at about 10:45 p.m., applause erupted. And the Clinton supporters let out a collective “noooooo” when Trump was projected to win North Carolina.

As more results came in, Lena Engbretson, a sophomore, wiped tears from her eyes. Asked why she was crying, she replied, “Why not? I have no words.”

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